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Newark-Zurich-Lisbon, Where do I clear European Immigrations?

Nov 14th, 2007, 03:27 AM
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Newark-Zurich-Lisbon, Where do I clear European Immigrations?

I know it is usually port of entry but I am curious about this because somehow I think the rules are different for Switzerland.
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Nov 14th, 2007, 03:55 AM
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In both Zurich and Lisbon airports.
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Nov 14th, 2007, 04:05 AM
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lobo

Are you sure about Zurich? One should just be able to switch planes without clearing customs, don't you think?

I'd say you clear at Lisbon if you are just passing through ZRH on your way to Lisbon.

Just my opinion...
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Nov 14th, 2007, 04:07 AM
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They now have security checks for transfer flights as well. Be prepared to show your passport at the gate. Here's one person's recent experience at Zürich airport:
http://www.airlinequality.com/Airpor..._forum/zrh.htm
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Nov 14th, 2007, 04:28 AM
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Swiss people is very peculiar (sorry Schuler). Once driving from Annecy to Geneva I found a line crossing the road and the following inscription: "This is the France/Swiss border. The border guards are having lunch. If you have something that doesn't allow you to cross the line, you are invited to stay in the side where you are".
May be this works in some parts of the world, but where I come from this reads like "This is the France/Swiss border. The border guards are having lunch. If you have something that doesn't allow you to cross the line, do it as soon as possible, before they return".

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Nov 14th, 2007, 04:30 AM
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Replace by: " If, by some reason, you are not allowed to cross the line..."
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Nov 14th, 2007, 06:26 AM
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Switzerland has not finalized joining the Schengen common-border agreement, so your transfer will be a pure international transit. You won't go through immigration or customs. Security most likely.
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Nov 14th, 2007, 06:44 AM
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Only security check as you change from intercontinental to EU flight in Zurich (you need to show your boarding pass), and passport check and customs when you land in Lisbon.
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Nov 14th, 2007, 01:03 PM
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Can i do this in 1 hour?
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Nov 14th, 2007, 01:41 PM
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Can you? Sure.

Will you? It depends on whether your inbound is on-time.
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Nov 15th, 2007, 09:49 PM
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Hi Lobo,

Love your comment. We just think everyone is honest and will wait. Or maybe government officials really don't care. That might explain why so many people now vote for the SVP, a very traditional, right wing party.

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